Cross-Cutting the Literacy Block

For teachers leading grades 2 through 6

Are you finding it hard to have time for science and social studies in your elementary classroom? Are you not sure how to fit everything into your daily schedule?


Elementary classrooms revolve around all learning and subject matters. It’s hard to fit it all in! Learning isn’t an isolated event and is best done when we can make connections. Integrating content areas into the literacy block is a win-win. It supports reading and writing AND it supports knowledge building. During this learning opportunity, you will focus on the what, the why, and the how. There will be time built in to collaborate with others, reflect on practices, and explore resources

The Southern Indiana Education Center is happy to welcome April Connelly from INcompassing Education to facilitate this session This will be a valuable day of learning for all interested teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators in grades 2 through 6. See more information and the embedded registration below!

April Connelly, INcompassing Learning

April is a life-long learner and educator with 24 years of experience in elementary and special education. She offers expertise in literacy, including the Science of Reading, instructional coaching, professional learning, and curriculum development.

Prior to joining INcompassing Education, April fulfilled the role of Literacy Specialist working with multiple school districts across the country, as well as an Early Reading Virtual Coach, and Early Reading Training Facilitator. As a District Instructional Coach and E/LA Curriculum Coordinator April focused on bringing written and taught curriculum together. April spent 15 years working directly with students as a Reading Interventionist and Special Education teacher. She is an avid reader and advocates for students to develop life-long reading habits by finding their personal reading identity.

Friday, March 10th, 9am-3pm

Southern Indiana Education Center, 1102 Tree Lane Drive, Jasper, IN, 47546

*This workshop is for Grades 2 through 6 teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators.

*All times are Eastern time zone.

*Lunch is included in the registration.

*Each participant will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Growth Points.

*All participants should bring a laptop to use during the session.

*Registration fee is $135 per person for ESC members ($210 nonmembers)

*See registration link below.